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Literary: correspondence with consultants and others on "A History of the English-Speaking Peoples", D-K., Jan 1946 - May 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHUR 4/27A-B

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Correspondents include: Anthony Moir of Fladgate and Company [WSC's solicitor] (9); 1st Lord Camrose [earlier Sir William Berry, Editor-in-Chief] of the Daily Telegraph (2); William Deakin (6); Edward Dodd of Dodd, Mead and Company, publishers (23); Denis Kelly [literary assistant] (18); Alan Hodge (77); Sir Newman Flower, director of Cassell and Company; Eliahu Elath [Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom] on the Hebrew edition; Henry Laughlin, President of Houghton Mifflin Company [publishers] (6); Joel Hurstfield. Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from secretaries Elizabeth Gilliatt, Anthony Montague Browne, Gillian Maturin, Doreen Pugh, Catherine Snelling, Kathleen Hill, Jane Portal [later Lady Williams of Elvel], and Grace Hamblin; and from WSC to some of those mentioned above and to Charles Wood [literary assistant].Subjects covered by the file include: Daily Telegraph payments to WSC; serial rights; matters concerning production and printing including using material prepared prior to World War II, corrections, publication dates, comments on proofs, and chapter titles; matters concerning the United States publication including royalties and sales; comments on the history including errors found; publication in various forms; discussion of matters covered, including Richard III, religious issues such as the Pelagian heresy, the Church of England and the Jesuits, George III, the 18th and 19th centuries, common law, the Tudors, the Normans, Bannockburn [Scotland], and the Stuarts; payments to consultants.Also includes: cutting of a letter to the Telegraph; notes from Hodge; copy of History Today (September 1953); chapters on William Pitt [the Elder, later 1st Lord Chatham]; review by Pieter Geyl.


  • Creation: Jan 1946 - May 1961

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2 file(s) (2 files (375 loose folios))

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